NA Vice Chairwoman affirms priority to ties with Cambodia legislature

Friday, 2019-03-22 17:07:53
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NDO/VNA - The National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam always prioritises its relations with its Cambodian counterpart, NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong has said.

The legislator made the affirmation during her talks with Second Vice President of the National Assembly of Cambodia Khuon Sudary in Hanoi on March 22.

Following the state visit to Cambodia by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong last month, Khuon Sudary’s visit is an important activity contributing to the enhancement of the friendly neighbourliness and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and their legislatures, NA Vice Chairwoman Phong said.

She congratulated Cambodia on its successful organisation of the general election in 2018, with the landslide victory for the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which, she said, demonstrated the absolute confidence of the Cambodian voters and people in the CPP’s leadership.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese lawmaker also extended her congratulations to the Cambodian NA on the successful hosting of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Siem Reap last January.

Over recent years, the exchange of high-level visits and delegations between the two Parties, States and NAs have marked new development steps in the Vietnam-Cambodia relationship, she said.

She suggested that the two sides maintain their relations through all diplomatic channels such as the Party, State, and especially the NA, alongside people-to-people diplomacy.

She called for joint efforts in educating younger generations on the Vietnam and Cambodia traditions and relations between the two Parties and States, and strengthening the long-standing solidarity between the two countries.

The two legislatures should intensify coordination in supervising the implementation of agreements reached by the two governments, and promoting the planting of border markers in order to build a common border of peace, friendship, cooperation and development, for the common interests of the two nations, and for peace, stability and cooperation in the region, she said.

She proposed that Cambodia creates more optimal conditions for Vietnamese businesses to operate in the country, and thanked the senior Cambodian leaders for their attention to issues relating to Vietnamese-Cambodians, hoping that the community will receive more assistance to stabilise their lives.

The Vietnamese leader also suggested that the two sides continue to support each other at international forums, contributing to the enhancement of ties between Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as the prestige of the two countries and the legislative agencies.

She voiced her hope that the Cambodian legislature and government will back Vietnam’s bid to run for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure.

For her part, Khuon Sudary highlighted the sustainable development of relations between the two countries and their legislative ties, saying that Vietnam and Cambodia boast time-honoured solidarity.

Congratulating Vietnam on the achievements the country has recorded under the CPV’s leadership, she said Vietnam has an increasingly important position and role in the region and the world at large.

The Cambodian leader lauded Vietnam’s development and noted her belief that the country will soon complete the target of national industrialisation and modernisation.

Khuon Sudary said Cambodia is stepping up the deployment of strategies in an effort to raise people’s living standards and help the country to develop robustly.

Cambodia is working to increase public services, she said, stressing that the country always places importance on diplomatic affairs, and economic and tourism promotion to promote its potential and national development.